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Evid Based Nurs 7:112 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.4.112
  • Treatment

Review: active compression-decompression CPR has no benefit over standard resuscitation for cardiac arrest

Active compression-decompression cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ACDR CPR) v standard manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation (STR) for out of hospital cardiac arrest*

Outcomes Weighted event rates RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
Number of studies (n) ACDR CPR STR
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, RRI, NNT, NNH, and CI calculated from data in article using a fixed effects model.
Immediate mortality 10 (4162) 73% 75% 2% (−1 to 6) Not significant
Mortality before hospital discharge 9 (3412) 93% 94% 1% (−1 to 2) Not significant
RRI (CI) NNH (CI)
Any neurological impairment 5 (144) 27% 16% 71% (−10 to 225) Not significant
Complications 7 (3032) 8% 7% 9% (−14 to 38) Not significant

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